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Donald Trump repeatedly called African nations 'shitholes,' senator says

14 January 2018

Haiti's ambassador to the United States condemned the statements and said that the country had asked for an official explanation of Trump's comments from American officials.

On Saturday, Trump sought to blame "all talk and no action" Democrats for lack of an immigration deal.

Trump on Thursday rejected a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.

Critics of the president, including some in his own Republican Party, attacked the vulgar comments he made behind closed doors.

Those who did argued the comments were unvarnished statements on the economic blight in some regions of the world, not an expression of a racial preference.

In the same week he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon's birthday convinced that the leader of their country is a racist.

Rep. Al Green (D-Tx.), who previously introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump, said in a tweet that "Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough" and stated that he would once again force a vote on the House floor to impeach Trump. I have not read one of them that's inaccurate. One, as a candidate, he did go to Little Haiti in Miami to address the community.

In Austin, a 28-year-old Haitian who said his temporary protected status expires in a week, said he was not surprised by Trump's comments.

"Today's a day for the White House to try to focus on substance, while the press will focus entirely on process", Fleischer said. A person familiar with talk at the meeting told CNN that Trump also said: "Why do we need more Haitians?"

Hardest hit? The U.S. press, which had fingers crossed that a physical exam could provide the pretext to throw Trump out of the Oval Office.

"Very very sad, I was so shocked, I'm still shocked, I can't believe he said that", says Weedor Mcdoweel, originally fromlLiberia whose lived in the U.S for almost seven years.

On Friday (local time) the President tweeted that his language was "tough" but insisted he did not say anything derogatory about Haiti aside from noting it's a poor country.

Trump reportedly described the homelands of migrants arriving in the U.S. as "sh*tholes" while speaking at the White House on Thursday.

She said Haiti has made significant contributions to the United States, including, helping win its independence by sending soldiers to fight in the Revolutionary War and World War II, discovering Chicago, and helping the U.S. with the Louisiana purchase, among others. "I think it fundamentally poisons the relationship with numerous countries". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'"

Yesterday Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo called Trump's remark "extremely unfortunate" and said that "we will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful". "It was a heartbreaking moment", Durbin said.

Donald Trump repeatedly called African nations 'shitholes,' senator says